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A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism

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A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism - Powers, John
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The androgynous, asexual Buddha of contemporary popular imagination stands in stark contrast to the muscular, virile, and sensual figure presented in Indian Buddhist texts. In early Buddhist literature and art, the Buddha's perfect physique and sexual prowess are important components of his legend as the world's "ultimate man." He is both the scholarly, religiously inclined brahman and the warrior ruler who excels in martial arts, athletic pursuits, and sexual exploits. The Buddha effortlessly performs these dual roles, ...

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A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism 2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674064034

Paperback

A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism 2011, Dev Books, Delhi

ISBN-13: 9788192075297

Hardcover

A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674033290

Hardcover